Royal Dutch Shell Plc  .com Rotating Header Image HSE email regarding Bill Campbell and the Brent Fatal Accident Inquiry: 6 Aug 2006

By Alfred Donovan

An interested party who we will not identity recently drew to the attention of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), documents published on regarding Bill Campbell, the former Group Auditor of Shell International.  The documents in question related to the Shell Brent scandal and the associated Fatal Accident Inquiry. 

A number of individuals, who have expert knowledge of the issues involved, including Bill Campbell, may be surprised at the content of the self-explanatory emailed reply.  It would seem that Shell is not the only party operating in an environment of extreme denial (to paraphrase the words of Bill Campbell in relation to his former employer).

Printed below is the response email from a senior HSE official, followed by our comments.

Email response from Ian Whewell, Acting Head of Division, Health & Safety Executive

Dear Sir/ Madam

Thank you for your e-mail of 19th July to HSE’s information line. Thank you also for drawing my attention to documentation on the web-site. You may not be aware but Mr Campbell has also included HSE in all correspondence and the documentation and information you refer to HSE already has in its possession.

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